Culantro and Mango Salsa

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Author Notes: A few years ago I ate a spicier version of what I have now modified to my recipe, of a Caribbean dish with pineapple. I thought it would be so much yummier with the king of fruit and my all time favorite, the mango. It is a dish to surely titillate your taste buds and what makes it even better is how simple it is to make. Spice it up

Serves 4-6

  • 1 bunch Culantro (not cilantro) leaves
  • 3 Mangoes, Ripe is best,de skinned and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup white onion
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 Jamaican habanero pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  1. Place diced mangoes in a serving dish.
  2. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime over it.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste and keep aside
  4. In a blender blend together, Culantro, water, garlic and Jamaican hot pepper (it is a short red pepper with major heat so if you do not like spicy foods use very little of this or omit it but it is the ingredient that gives this dish a kick against the sweet mango)
  5. Pour the blended mixture over the mango and refrigerate for 15 min before serving.Can be eaten alone if your brave or with tortilla chips.
  6. Note: Do not confuse the Herb Culantro with Cilantro, they look nothing alike. It is available at many Asian and or Jamaican markets. If you cannot find it then you may substitute Cilantro for a less dramatic effect :-)
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over 1 year ago RLF

Fabulous!

Stringio

over 1 year ago Neil Mukherji

This is an amazing preparation with mangos and herb.. Never really had mangoes in a preparation like this before.. Truly Devine! Thanks again for sharing

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over 1 year ago Spice it up

Thanks Neil for looking at the recipe :-).

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over 1 year ago indieculinary

Thanks for teaching me of the existence of a new herb today. I'll have to keep an eye out for it!

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over 1 year ago Spice it up

Thanks for reading the recipe and let me know how you like the herb if you end up trying the recipe :-)